Where was God????
“Monsters exist, but they are too few in number to be truly dangerous. More dangerous are the common men, the functionaries ready to believe and to act without asking questions.” ― Primo Levi.

This article may be hard for you, especially if you are part of the common men who believe and act without question, or if you are a religious diehard who is not willing to question what you believe in.  I say this because I know a few people who get quite upset every time I attempt to dig deeper into what we believe. If you happen to be one of them,then I ask you to stop here, but if you are not let’s explore this together.

Some of us were raised in religion, and therefore have a fear of thinking outside of religion. This fear has reached an extent in which we do not dare question religion no matter how strong our conviction is.

This fear justifies certain churches stealing from us in broad day light, because the leadership of the said churches knows very well that most of their members or their so called â€œbelievers” are so consumed by fear that they cannot question their teachings and practices,for they risk being alienated and being labeled non- believers 
or anti-Christs, and who wants that?

Where was God in Charleston ? If you can’t remember what transpired last week, here is a quick reminder; but before I do that let me take this opportunity to pass my heart-felt condolences to all those who lost their lives and their loved ones. A young man of Caucasian origin, the killer, made his way to a Charleston church where a group of black believers had congregated for a bible study. He thought they were a menace in his community, and he decided to do something about it. He spent over an hour in the church,pretending to be keenly  following the bible study session, then unleashed his hatred on them and killed nine of them on the spot . After carrying out the horrific murders, with a gun supposedly purchased by his parent as a birthday gift, he took off. This resulted in a manhunt that lasted for a few hours before  he was finally arrested in a different state.

Now with your memory refreshed let’s dig deeper into this question; Where was God??? All my life I have been made to believe that God is all powerful and has the power to do anything and that He knows us before we are born and knows everything that we will do in our lifetime.

But if what you and I have been taught about the all-powerful God ,what we are still being taught up to the moment, and what was most likely being taught that unfortunate
 day in that church, holds any water or is even accurate, then why did God let it happen?

·         How did a powerful God let the killings of innocent souls happen, and in church more so?

·          For over an hour as the killer was warming the church bench and  planning their massacre, why did God not use His power to change his mind and make him reciprocate the love that he was been accorded by his victims?

·         Why did God decide to ignore the prayers of the innocent souls who were worshiping him, in favor of the murderer’s wish?

·         Why did God let someone take innocent lives away from people who loved Him but saved the murderer’s life?

·         If God knew us before we were born, then God knew that this young killer would one day take the lives of other people for over 21 years and ignored it?

·          Did God know that the nine people attending bible study that day were going to be harmed, and watched it happen?
I could go on, but I will stop before I go too deep.

 I’m aware that this might invoke some strong feelings, and you might be tempted to judge me for going outside the norm and questioning religion, but I have chosen not to fit in the norm category if it means not satisfying my curiosity and seeking understanding of things. So if you feel so inclined to judge, go ahead and don’t restrain yourself.

Shannon L. Alder once said “When you give yourself permission to communicate what matters to you in every situation you will have peace despite rejection or disapproval. Putting a voice to your soul helps you to let go of the negative energy of fear and regret.” That being said, I have decided to take heed of this advice and put
 a voice on my soul by not being cowered from speaking my mind in order to fit in or be loved.

            But before you point your cursor to close this article, i want you to seriously think where God was during the massacre in Charleston ? Did he let it happen? If he did why?...

 If you feel like sharing your thoughts on the issue you are welcomed to do so.



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